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Islington (#47351667)
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Bio Photo Please use Suggest a Correction Button for links, dates and name changes, do not send me a note in a S.A.C. asking for me to do it. i get too many S.A.C.'s a week. Easier to use the new Find A Grave System

Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR EXACT RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED. We now have to do this after receiving 80 suggest a correction for out of bound transfers in one day. If family relation is not stated the suggest a correction will be ignored.

For family members out of the guidelines i will gladly make corrections or add more info. PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right side of the memorial to send the information and memorial numbers for links.

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scottsheat, Tom Hedefine
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6 Harding children
in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto...

While transcribing this marker for 6 children who all died on the same day (plus their mother who died 24 years later), I was naturally curious as to what happened.

I searched a newspaper database available through my local library and found a number of articles about the deaths. I can send you a list (or even the articles) if you wish. But long story short, they all perished in a house fire caused by hot coal embers in a bucket left on the back porch by the father after he cleaned out a coal-burning stove. He forgot to tend to them later as he planned and they flared up and started a blaze.

The father escaped harm, as did the mother and a baby who were all downstairs. A 14 year brother jumped from a second story window and survived. All the other children in the family perished still in the beds on the second floor. Neighbors and firefighters were unable to reach them due to the intense heat of the blaze.

Perhaps, you would like to include this info in their bio sections. Let me know if you want the list of articles. I will keep it until the end of the month for you.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2014 8:21 PM
Cynthia Carothers
RE: Question
77088520-Catherine (Kerr) Ferguson
77088692-Mary Larmont Ferguson
Added by Cynthia Carothers on Oct 24, 2014 4:41 AM
Cynthia Carothers

You say you only transfer to up to 4 generations. for the memorial of my ancestor you have, I obviously am outside that guideline as she is my 5x great grandmother. Now I've been to the cemetery for a quick visit. (Richmond Hill Presbyterian Cemetery)Now my question is exactly where do I go for the records? I heard the library but I am unsure. Any help would be appreciated.

Cynthia Carothers
Added by Cynthia Carothers on Oct 24, 2014 3:40 AM
RE: Hi
Wow! "Rightfully" hahaha - The nerve of some people! Well, Admin can set him straight, I'm sure. Thanks for stepping in. :D

Hope your upcoming Favourite Season is frightful for you. ;)
Added by ohSunnyOne on Oct 22, 2014 9:32 AM
Michael Spurzem
Many thanks for working with me on Thomas Livengood's memorial. The addition of your pictures and knowledge of his final resting place
is greatly appreciated!
Added by Michael Spurzem on Oct 21, 2014 10:19 PM
Thomas Hedefine - Burlington Memorial Gardens
Good day,
If you could contact the cemetery and obtain burial locations, I would be more than willing to obtain your photos. They can be reached at: 289-812-6220 or thru their website at:
Added by Nickole on Oct 20, 2014 9:32 AM
Prospect Cemetery
Thank you for all the photos for the Ralston family at Prospect Cemetery. Also appreciate finding the extra graves for John & Lillian Seager and adding photos.
Added by Brian on Oct 19, 2014 9:50 PM
Evelyn Jepson
Baker-Cober Cemetery
Greetings: Do you have a listing from the above-noted cemetery? We were by there the other day and I wondered if it was listed. It was, but only 1 grave.

Evelyn Jepson
Added by Evelyn Jepson on Oct 18, 2014 10:08 AM
Watkins family
Thank you so much for transferring the Watkins family memorials to me. I truly appreciate it! :)
Added by IJBall on Oct 17, 2014 10:14 AM
J Alexander
Sibley Family
Thank you so much for your quick response to my email this morning regarding the Sibley Family. Itís just amazing.
Best regards
J Alexander
Added by J Alexander on Oct 17, 2014 9:43 AM
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